This sweet floral china bell says "50th Anniversary" in gold writing and is decorated with lovely, old-fashioned wedding bells, a pair of doves, and lilies of the valley. Such a sweet design!
I found this cute little bell while "treasure hunting" with my husband (aka estate sale shopping), but since we're about 49 years away from being able to celebrate OUR golden anniversary, I wanted it to find a wonderful home with one of you!
It would make a wonderful gift or a sweet decoration at an anniversary party. Also great for those who collect Lefton china or bells!
The inside of the bell is marked: Lefton China / Hand Painted / #2119 inside the bell with a red and gold label with the Lefton Trade Mark Exclusives / Japan. It measures 3 1/4 inches tall, with a 2 1/2 inch base. It's in perfect condition -- no chips, scratches, marks, or blemishes!
After reading the markings on the inside, I became curious about Lefton china and did a little research. Here's a quick little history lesson on Lefton:
Lefton china dates back to 1939 when a Hungarian immigrant arrived in Chicago and began importing china from Japan into the United States. Following World War II, this porcelain became even more popular because it looked expensive, but was usually very affordable. Lefton made a wide variety of pieces, from kitchenware and utilitarian pieces to purely decorative pieces to be displayed on the living room shelf, and the company is still in business today.
**Note: This listing is for the 50th Anniversary bell only. Books and vase of fake lilies of the valley not included ;) **
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